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Unformatted text preview: the permafrost from thawing. Is it due to some natural causes, or is it entirely our fault and there’s nothing we can do about it now? Also, the focus seems to keep switching between carbon and methane. At first the big problem we’re worried about is methane emissions; however, the focus switches to carbon for some of the more drastic points. The author almost seems to sneak these statistics in as a method to mislead the reader. I am also curious as to whether these methane emissions have increased over time, or if this has been a steady process that has maintained the same rate. With very little research in this area, it may be too soon for the author to be taking such a dramatic approach. It almost seems like there is nothing we can do and if that is the case, why hasn’t this become the headline of every newspaper? The author does do a nice job of using accurate information, although he uses it entirely to prove a shaky point....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course GEOL 109 taught by Professor Surge during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08